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|Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 201612-07 ] dpkg
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: dpkg: Arbitrary code execution (GLSA 201612-07)
Exploitable: local, remote
Date: December 04, 2016
A vulnerability was discovered in dpkg which could potentially lead
to arbitrary code execution.
Debian package management system.
Vulnerable: < 1.17.26
Unaffected: >= 1.17.26
Architectures: All supported architectures
Gentoo Linux developer, Hanno Böck, discovered an off-by-one error in
the dpkg-deb component of dpkg, the Debian package management system,
which triggers a stack-based buffer overflow.
An attacker could potentially execute arbitrary code if an user or an
automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted Debian
binary package (.deb).
There is no known workaround at this time.
All dpkg users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-arch/dpkg-1.17.26"